There is one mask we don’t need to be wearing during these uncertain times, the Career Shame Mask. Whether we struggle with feeling like we are falling short every day at work or have not fulfilled our professional expectations or are not doing as well as others, we put on a mask to hide our career shame from the world. Hear from Career Happiness Coach, Denise Fowler, on how you can take off this mask with practical steps based on the hope theory to positively shift internal perspectives about possibilities and strengths, encourage expanded thinking to discover potential pathways, and enrich work experiences.
Denise Fowler had a crazy, windy path to her finding her own career happiness including living on less than $600 a month as an AmeriCorps VISTA after college, teaching environmental education in the woods of Montana…with no electricity, and quitting her job at 30 to travel and volunteer in Asia. Denise found her professional happiness when discovered her calling as a career development specialist to bring a strength-based, positive framework towards inspiring individuals for professional and life happiness. With over 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit and higher education sectors, Denise is currently the Director of Career Development and Alumni Services at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. She also founded CareerHappinessCoaching.com which offers coaching, training, and consulting for individuals and organizations (i.e. The World Bank, Peace Corps, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and American Institute of Architects). A regular contributor to the Wholebeing Institute’s blog, she writes on the integration of positive psychology and career development. Denise’s certifications include Gallup Strengths Coaching, Positive Psychology, Global Career Development Facilitation, Social Media Profile Writing, Advanced Resume Writing, Federal Career Coaching, and Positive Psychology Coaching.